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Kyrene Rotarian recaptures memories of trip to Finland

Thomas Hickey, local attorney and Rotarian, is back from a family visit to Finland with a renewed sense of friendship, plus some rekindled memories of his first trip there while he was still a teenager. “My junior year of high school (in Anchorage, Alaska) I applied as a Rotary exchange student and was accepted,” Hickey […]

Marcos students share ‘worldview’ perspectives with Kyrene Rotarians

Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club President Norma McCormick presented a check to members of the MdN United Nations Club, (from left) Claire Sarsam, Megan Kelly, Jessica Bass and faculty sponsor Robert Owen-Jones. In a world of unsure futures, mass revolutions and global economic hurdles, one group of Marcos de Niza High School students is taking steps […]

A dramatic change in how kids learn

Registration is under way for parents hoping to enroll their children in Kyrene’s first Traditional Academy, which starts Aug. 6 at Sureño Elementary School. Signups will remain open until classes are full. Dr. Marianne Lescher, current principal at Mariposa Elementary School, will replace Dr. Jim Strogen as principal of Sureño in the 2011-12 school year. […]

Dental practice among 26 state recipients of coveted award

After more than three decades of turning the concept of workplace flexibility into a reality, Children’s Dental Village has been recognized as one of 26 Arizona recipients of the enviable Alfred P. Sloan Award. “Ironically, we’ve been employing these practices for 35 years, so it was overdue, but it was the first time we applied,” […]

Members’ Habitat for Humanity project to aid needy family

Just as members of the Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club are getting back to a normal, post-holiday pace, their plate will start to fill up once again. Club members say that on Jan. 21 they’ll undertake a project with Habitat for Humanity that involves building a house for a needy family at no cost to the […]

Coalition targets child abuse

Members of the Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Coalition stand in front of a quilt representing children who were victims. Rob Bell, left, chair of the organization, and Sgt. Joe Favazzo, right, of the Chandler Police Department, joined leading members of First Things First to help spread awareness during a meeting at the Chandler Police […]

Hike along Arizona Trail is part of group’s efforts to raise $250k

On a slightly overcast Saturday morning, two dozen hearty members of Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club set out on a five-mile segment of the Arizona Trail, running through the Superstition Mountains on a hike designed not only to raise awareness of Rotary but to help fund polio research. Arizona Rotarians hike various parts of the renowned […]

Shop locally is theme of Dec. 2 event at McClintock Fountains

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, McClintock Fountains shopping center will be bustling with live music and entertainment, accompanied by local restaurant samplings and a raffle to promote neighborhood businesses in south Tempe. Developed by Dave and Christine Donaldson, owners of Donaldson Watch Repair, the event is being called a gift to the public […]

Mercado provides outlet for students’ creativity at area Montessori school

Desert Garden Montessori, at the northwest corner of Warner Road and the I-10, is not your average infant- to middle-school. For one, you’ll notice an all-organic garden as you enter the back of the campus, used for the students’ daily lunch periods. You’ll also immediately detect the different teaching style for students, allowing them to […]

Technology brings new dimension to 5th graders

Noah, a fifth-grader at Mirada Elementary School, shows his dad, Steve Lanouette, various projects he’s completed this year via an electronic portfolio he spent the past weeks compiling for parent/teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences took on a new look last month for fifth graders at Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary School, with students taking the lead […]

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